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Old Jun 10, 2010, 07:39 AM   #1
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iPhone 4 Contract and Remove Data Plan

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So, everyone in my family is eligible for the iPhone 4 Upgrade. We want to upgrade my mom from the LG CU505 cell flip phone to the new iPhone 4 for her birthday. Now, she is very old-fashioned and doesn't keep up with new technology, nor likes learning how to use these new devices....

Say we took the chance: upgraded her line to the new iPhone 4, surprise her, and she doesn't like the phone.

Am I able to say, sell the phone and get her something else and remove the data plan from her line without any penalties? (but still, obviously be under the 2 year contract because we upgraded her phone)

Thanks!
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 07:42 AM   #2
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AT&T requires a data plan for iPhones, be it the $15 200mb plan or the 2gb one, it's required by AT&T.
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 07:44 AM   #3
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You have 14 days to return the phone
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 07:46 AM   #4
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Hi,
So, everyone in my family is eligible for the iPhone 4 Upgrade. We want to upgrade my mom from the LG CU505 cell flip phone to the new iPhone 4 for her birthday. Now, she is very old-fashioned and doesn't keep up with new technology, nor likes learning how to use these new devices....

Say we took the chance: upgraded her line to the new iPhone 4, surprise her, and she doesn't like the phone.

Am I able to say, sell the phone and get her something else and remove the data plan from her line without any penalties? (but still, obviously be under the 2 year contract because we upgraded her phone)

Thanks!
As luck would have it I just created a thread with a similar question. Until now you were allowed to cancel iPhone data plan at any time as long as you really switched to a different phone. I hope this policy stays the same.
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AT&T requires a data plan for iPhones, be it the $15 200mb plan or the 2gb one, it's required by AT&T.
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 07:52 AM   #5
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As luck would have it I just created a thread with a similar question. Until now you were allowed to cancel iPhone data plan at any time as long as you really switched to a different phone. I hope this policy stays the same. Reading comprehension FTMFW
What he said!

Of course you don't HAVE to have the data plan on the account if you're not using an iPhone. How else would people be able to use another person's upgrade?
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 08:02 AM   #6
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Thanks guys!
Exactly, if we were to decide to go back to her old phone (which doesn't remove data) and sell her new iPhone 4 (No, I am not returning it and paying a restocking fee!)

I hope we can remove the data plan still...but you know, its AT&T lol
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 08:57 AM   #7
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Called AT&T last night, i was told as long as you dont have the iPhone, the data plan can be removed, but i forgot to ask about the ETF or penalty tho, i guess i have to call again.
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Old Jun 10, 2010, 09:09 AM   #9
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Thanks guys!
Exactly, if we were to decide to go back to her old phone (which doesn't remove data) and sell her new iPhone 4 (No, I am not returning it and paying a restocking fee!)
Buy it from Apple then.

Apple stopped charging restock fees on iPhones when AT&T started requiring Apple to open/activate purchased iPhones before the customer left the store.

If you return the phone, you'd be eligible to buy her a different AT&T phone at "full upgrade" pricing. If you sell the iPhone, you'd have to pay "full retail pricing" on any other phone from AT&T you buy her. Even those dumb-phones can be expensive at full retail pricing.
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Hi,
So, everyone in my family is eligible for the iPhone 4 Upgrade. We want to upgrade my mom from the LG CU505 cell flip phone to the new iPhone 4 for her birthday. Now, she is very old-fashioned and doesn't keep up with new technology, nor likes learning how to use these new devices....

Say we took the chance: upgraded her line to the new iPhone 4, surprise her, and she doesn't like the phone.

Am I able to say, sell the phone and get her something else and remove the data plan from her line without any penalties? (but still, obviously be under the 2 year contract because we upgraded her phone)

Thanks!
Iphone has a return policy. However, you will be charged 10% restocking fee.
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Iphone has a return policy. However, you will be charged 10% restocking fee.
Apple Stores do not charge a restock fee on returned iPhones.
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